What is method?

  • (noun): A way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps).

Some articles on method:

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica - Contents - Rules of Reasoning in Philosophy
... He was able to use his new analytical method to replace that of Aristotle, and he was able to use his method to tweak and update Galileo’s experimental method ... The re-creation of Galileo’s method has never been significantly changed and in its substance, scientists use it today ...

Famous quotes containing the word method:

    We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
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    I do not know a method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.
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